The Théâtre de l'Archevêché is a theatre in Aix-en-Provence in southern France and the home of the annual summer Aix-en-Provence Festival of opera.
Aix-en-Provence, or simply Aix, is a city-commune in the south of France, about 30 km (19 mi) north of Marseille. A former capital of Provence, it is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, of which it is a subprefecture. The population of Aix numbers approximately 143,000. Its inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains.
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The Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence is an annual international music festival which takes place each summer in Aix-en-Provence, principally in July. Devoted mainly to opera, it also includes concerts of orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental music.
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The arrondissement of Aix-en-Provence is an arrondissement of France in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It has 44 communes.
Ivo Posti is an Estonian countertenor and historian. Director of Narva Museum.
Luynes is a village of the Bouches-du-Rhône département in southern France. It is located 4 km south of Aix-en-Provence at the intersection of the D7 and N8 roads. The village is perhaps best known for its prison and for its three international schools. The Nécropole Nationale de Luynes is also located nearby.
Katrina Jane Mitchell is an English theatre director.
Roger Soyer is a French operatic bass-baritone, particularly associated with the French repertory and with Mozart.
Gare d'Aix-en-Provence is one of two railway stations serving the city of Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône department, southeastern France. The other station, served by long distance high speed TGV trains on the LGV Méditerranée line, is Gare d'Aix-en-Provence TGV, about 15 km southwest of town.
Les Musiciens du Louvre is a French period instrument ensemble, formed in 1982. Originally based in Paris, since 1996 it has been based in the Couvent des Minimes in Grenoble. The Guardian considers it one of the best orchestras in the world.
Entremont is a 3.5 hectare archaeological site three kilometres from Aix-en-Provence at the extreme south of the Puyricard plateau. In antiquity, the oppidum at Entremont was the capital of the Celtic-Ligurian confederation. It was settled between 180 and 170 B.C., somewhat later than the inhabitation of other Gallic oppida, such as Saint-Blaise. The site was abandoned when it was taken by the Romans in 123 B.C. and replaced by Aquae Sextiae, a new Roman city founded at the foot of the plateau. By 90 B.C., the former oppidum was completely uninhabited.
The Hôtel Boyer de Fonscolombe is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence. It houses the Institut de Management Public et Gouvernance Territoriale of Aix-Marseille University.
The Hôtel de Grimaldi-Régusse is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence.
The Hôtel de Forbin is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence.
The Hôtel du Poët is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence.
Thanks To My Eyes is the first opera by the Italian Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi. It was premiered at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in 2011 and received its Belgian premiere at the La Monnaie in Brussels in March 2012. The same year further performances took place in Europe. The libretto by Joël Pommerat is based on his former play Grace a mes Yeux.
The Hôtel de Boadès is a listed hôtel particulier in Aix-en-Provence.
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. It is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse departments, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. It was created in January 2016, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole and five communautés d'agglomération. Its population was 1,886,842 in 2014, of which 866,644 in Marseille proper and 145,763 in Aix-en-Provence.
Jean-Pierre Grenier was a French actor, theatre director and screenwriter.
The cantons of Aix-en-Provence are administrative divisions of the Bouches-du-Rhône department, in southeastern France. Since the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015, the city of Aix-en-Provence is subdivided into 2 cantons. Their seat is in Aix-en-Provence.
Vincent Boussard is a French opera and theatre director. First a specialist for early opera, he became known for his versions of romantic operas, sometimes in international collaboration. His staging of Massenet's Manon was presented at the Vilnius National Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the Korea National Opera. His production of Bellini's I puritani was shown at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and the Frankfurt Opera.